single source publishing


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single source publishing

Writing documentation and information in one format and publishing it in multiple formats. For example, the source text could be written in a word processor and converted to a variety of different formats such as PDF, HTML and XML. PDF is especially popular for publishers that are printing books. See PDF, HTML and XML.

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The production of this encyclopedia by The Computer Language Company (CLC) is an example of single source publishing. The source text files are written and maintained in the XyWrite III Plus format (a rather ancient text editor that most people never heard of!). From the XyWrite source files, a conversion program, written in C, turns the text and XyWrite format codes into a set of XML master files.

From the XML masters, additional conversion programs create six formats: one HTML feed and two types of XML feeds for CLC customers who host the Encyclopedia on their servers; HTML definitions for CLC's own hosting system; proprietary glossary files used for CLC's popular Windows lookup engine, as well as Open eBook files for CLC customers who publish in that format. See XyWrite and CLC.
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Find out how to simplify authoring by leveraging single source publishing
2 expands the ability of software developers to build on the company's Single Source Publishing Architecture(SM) to create customizations through the following enhancements:
com will demonstrate the latest version of their DocZone suite, a hosted application featuring XML/DITA-based authoring, content management, workflow, translation memory, and single source publishing.
1) Barnett International - Assuring Pharmaceutical Packing Compliance, February 7-8, 2005, Park Hyatt, Philadelphia, PA Panel: Explore how SPL and the Power of Single Source Publishing with XML Can Be Used to Automate the Creation of Packaging Materials Speaker: Thomas Moore, Vice President, Practice Management Overview: In most pharmaceutical companies, there is a hand-off from Regulatory Affairs to Manufacturing for the content of labeling.
0 specification, we expect it to play an even larger role in applications focused on enterprise application integration, single source publishing, and content management.
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